California Senator Kamala Harris (D) is adding to her far Left 2020 presidential campaign platform. The former prosecutor now wants healthcare for all… so long as it’s before 20 weeks gestation. In the wake of the third trimester abortion “reproductive justice” wave sweeping the nation, Harris contends that banning abortions at five months into a pregnancy is “immoral.” Harris tweeted: “The GOP has scheduled a vote on a 20-week abortion ban on Monday. Add your name to demand Congress votes down this immoral bill.” Memo to Harris: Does not a 20-week beating heart also deserve healthcare?
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Harris’ vision for the country is “frightening” to anyone who is not a socialist. Harris wants to implement her vision of socialized / single payer health care, she wants government funded abortions, she would abolish ICE, and her plan would offer free college to everyone.
In a tweet, Harris called a ban on abortion after 20 weeks “immoral.”
New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker threw his hat into the already crowded ring on Friday to challenge President Trump for the White House in 2020. Booker, who gained special notoriety for his “Spartacus” self-comparison during his defamation of now confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is calling for Americans to unite behind him. In an obvious jab at President Trump, Booker argued that he envisions a country “where our criminal justice system keeps us safe instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame.” So many words with so little meaning. Thanks, Sparky.
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Calling for a sense of common purpose, Sen. Cory Booker on Friday morning declared his candidacy for president.
The high-profile Democrat from New Jersey announced his White House run with a new website and a tweet featuring a two-minute-long campaign launch video, as well as an email to supporters.
“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood,” Booker said in the video.
The former mayor of Newark, known for his oratory skills, added that he envisions a country “where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame.”
Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) drew a big, fat red line on the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday when he asked all 99 of his fellow senators to stand on the floor and state whether they are for or against infanticide. Sasse gave them heads up, saying: “On Monday, I’m going to ask all 100 Senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide. This shouldn’t be complicated.” Sasse is also taking concrete legislative steps to address the recent flurry of third-term and post-birth abortion legislation across America. He’s using Rule 14 to expedite consideration of his bill “the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” Sasse is boldly calling for a vote to pass the bill with unanimous consent as soon as next week. This should smoke out some Democrats on the issue, particularly those running for president. Stay tuned…
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On Thursday, speaking on the Senate floor, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) threw down the gauntlet to his 99 fellow senators, informing them, “On Monday, I’m going to ask all 100 senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide. This shouldn’t be complicated.”
As Alexandra DeSanctis reports at National Review, Sasse “announced that he is starting a dual-track process for the Senate to consider his legislation, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, in light of Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s recent comments about late-term abortion legislation in his state. Sasse is using the Rule 14 process to expedite consideration of the bill, as well as calling for a vote to pass the bill under unanimous consent on the Senate floor next week.”
Sasse quoted the incendiary comments made this week by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who intimated that even if a baby is born alive, a mother in his state could still opt to let the baby die. Sasse pointed out that Northam, despite huge outrage precipitated by his remarks, doubled down on Thursday.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) is facing national fury after his comments supporting not only third-trimester abortions but POST-birth abortion went viral. Northam’s office is now pushing back on critics, claiming his comments supporting letting a newborn die in the name of “reproductive justice” were taken out of context. The key phrase of his interview was that abortions would be done with “the consent of obviously the mother, with consent of the physician, multiple physicians by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities or there may be a fetus that’s not viable.” Northam’s communications director has since retaliated, arguing that critics are “trying to play politics with women’s health.” Memo to Northam: words mean things. You should resign, sir.
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Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire Wednesday after he waded into the fight over a controversial abortion bill that one sponsor said could allow women to terminate a pregnancy up until the moment before birth — with critics saying Northam indicated a child could be killed after birth.
Northam, whose office is now pushing back on those claims, appeared on WTOP to discuss The Repeal Act, which seeks to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions. Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran, one of the sponsors, sparked outrage from conservatives when she was asked at a hearing if a woman about to give birth and dilating could still request an abortion. The bill was tabled in committee this week.
“My bill would allow that, yes,” she said.
Northam, a former pediatric neurologist, was asked about those comments and said he couldn’t speak for Tran, but said that third-trimester abortions are done with “the consent of obviously the mother, with consent of the physician, multiple physicians by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities or there may be a fetus that’s not viable.”
Self-proclaimed “moderate” Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is paving the way for Medicare for all death panels to cut healthcare costs with his “pro-choice” stance that a woman who has just given birth gets to decide whether or not her newborn baby lives. During an Ask The Governor segment on WTOP, Northam endorsed proposed legislation from his party that would even allow a woman in labor to choose abortion. Of course, he couched his brazen eugenics in “sympathetic” terms, such as in the case of a newborn or an about to be born baby with “deformities.” Similar legislation has already passed in New York, and Rhode Island is considering following suit as well. All of which sets up a massive constitutional battle in the Supreme Court soon.
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On Wednesday, in a shocking revelation about the nature of the pro-abortion Democratic Party, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a supposed moderate, endorsed the notion that a woman should be able to let an infant, born alive, die on the table if she decided she did not want the child.
Appearing on WTOP’s Ask The Governor, Northam was asked whether he supported a Virginia legislator’s statement that Virginia Democrats’ proposed legislation would permit abortion for a woman in labor. He stated:
This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved. When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of the mother, with the consent of physicians, more than one physician by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus which is non-viable.
The GOP may not be taking Democratic socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seriously, but some on the Left are panicked and targeting “Sandy from the Bronx” for ousting in the next election. Democrats’ efforts to make AOC a “one-term congressperson” come in the wake of the nonconformist’s partnership with the Justice Democrats, a far Left group devoted to primarying establishment Democrats who-wait for it-are not liberal or “diverse” enough. AOC has yet to swallow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s agenda like a good minion, and her partnership could effectively help President Trump divide and conquer the Democrats just in time for the 2020 elections. Let’s hope this is a trend. With the Left divided, 2020 could shape up to be a very good year.
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Democratic socialist freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) has definitely made her presence known among her colleagues in her few short weeks on Capitol Hill — and that’s not entirely a good thing, according to recent reports.
After taking out an incumbent Democrat who many believed would follow Nancy Pelosi as Democratic House Speaker, Ocasio-Cortez has announced to the world that she has partnered with far-left progressive group Justice Democrats, whose sole focus is primarying establishment Democrats who aren’t sufficiently liberal or “representative” of the Democrats’ increasingly “diverse” base.
“We as Justice Democrats have the chance to really transform the Democratic Party running in competitive primary elections in Democratic-held seats,” one of the group’s leaders said in a recent promotional video for their campaign to primary Democrat incumbents (video below). “One of the important things that gets told in order to like settle us down is, ‘I agree with you. We have the same goals,”’ Ocasio-Cortez added.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz could be just the spoiler President Trump has been dreaming of. Instead of competing in an already crowded Left wing field, the social liberal may run as an Independent, splitting the vote in favor of Trump. During a 60 Minutes interview, Schultz did not officially announce a campaign, but his noncommitment was enough to panic top Democratic and Never Trump operatives. If he pulls the trigger, the us vs. them election becomes a referendum on both political parties rather than on just President Trump. What’s most interesting is that Schultz, a liberal’s liberal, would be running to the right of the current crop of Democratic candidates Harris, Gillibrand, Booker, O’Rourke, Warren, and Sanders. This could get fun.
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Before there was Jill Stein, there was Ralph Nader. Before there was Nader, there was Ross Perot.
None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both. Each was blamed for siphoning off enough votes to throw the presidential elections.
These days, the difference between the parties is starker than it’s ever been in modern times. Yet here comes Howard Schultz, a billionaire who feels that he might be the answer to American politics, and that he’d run for president as an independent.
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Live Action president and founder Lila Rose is blasting New York’s disgusting new full-term abortion “rights” as not only morally beyond the pale and medically disgusting but a “cash cow” for Planned Parenthood and others willing to commit abortions. In a Breitbart interview, Rose explained, “A late-term abortion can cost up to $15,000. We’re talking about potentially tens of thousands, or at least thousands, of dollars for elective late-term abortions. So this is a cash cow for willing abortionists.” Rose went on to blast the law as not being about safety or freedom but aimed rather at propping up the abortion industry in New York to keep the donations to Democrats coming in strong. The DNC is now unabashedly the party of blood money.
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Lila Rose, president and founder of pro-life organization Live Action, said on Wednesday that New York’s newest abortion law is a “cash cow” for the “abortion industry,” offering her remarks in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
Rose explained, “A late-term abortion can cost up to $15,000. We’re talking about potentially tens of thousands, or at least thousands, of dollars for elective late-term abortions. So this is a cash cow for willing abortionists.”
Rose added, “The other thing this law does is it allows nurses and even midwives to commit abortion, so it expands who can commit abortion beyond doctors. Now anybody in New York, practically, can commit abortions.”
Rose noted that Planned Parenthood’s backing of Democrat politicians is a financial boon for its operations as America’s largest abortion provider.
Pelosi and her anti-Trumpers are in full celebration of what appears at first glance to be a win for open borders, but a closer reading of President Trump’s announcement to temporarily reopen the government appears to be one of common sense and deliberation-qualities that the rabid Left are only too eager to reject. The temporary reopening, even as Pelosi began to look more desperate and vulnerable, will further national security (particularly by redressing airport security) as well as get federal employees up to date on their paychecks until Feb. 15. After that, President Trump has given Pelosi an ultimatum to sign off on funding for the border wall or he will declare a national emergency and get the job done. We’ll get the popcorn ready.
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Even more Democrats have now publicly taken a position against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s opposition to a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as President Donald Trump considers an emergency declaration to build the wall with executive authority.
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, now supports funding additional barriers along the border.
“Democrats and Democrat leaders should recognize there may be some additional areas on the border that might require some fencing or steel slats … we already have a lot of it down there already,” Kind said, per the local newspaper report.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), another Democrat, is calling for Democrat leaders to negotiate with Trump on the border wall–but to do so after the government reopens.
“Open the government first, because you can’t negotiate about anything while the government is closed,” Gottheimer said in an interview with CNN.
Leftist presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has apparently forgotten the basics of the Constitution. Just how bad? That there are three branches of government. During an interview with CNN’S Anderson Cooper, the 1/1024 Native American responded to a question about the White House exerting power over Congress. “Well, let’s talk about the balance of power,” Warren mused. “There are two coequal branches of government, the president of the United States and the Congress.” Um, about that third branch that liberals are so happy to use as a bludgeon for conservatives, yep, they might have something to say about the Constitution too. Remember Kavanaugh?
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Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) appeared to not know how many branches of government exist during a Tuesday interview on CNN.
Warren joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “Anderson Cooper 360” to discuss a variety of issues, including the on-going government shutdown.
“Do you ever think, look, the realistic end game is that Republicans get two thirds of what they want and the Democrats have to settle for the shorter straw?” Cooper asked. “Is that how the balance of power really works?”
“Well, let’s talk about the balance of power,” Warren responded. “There are two coequal branches of government, the president of the United States and the Congress.”
There are three branches of the U.S. government: The legislative branch, which makes laws; the executive branch, which enforces laws; and the judicial branch, which interprets laws.